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Clearing the air about vapingBy Sally Crocker  A Fort Worth mother of two discovered some unusual items while unpacking her family’s suitcases on vacation. Turns out, she had found her 15-year-old son’s JUUL pods. He had been secretly vaping, joining the tens of thousands of kids across the U.S. who have fallen prey to the latest hot – and Read More »

May 23, 2019

Screen Fc
Limits on screen timeBy Jan Jarvis They have been dubbed digital natives, and they are the first generation to cut their teeth on technology. Theirs is a world of tablets and texting; blogs, videos and all things digital. “These are the kids who have never even known a world without cell phones,” said Brandy Roane, PhD, Associate Professor Read More »

May 22, 2019

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UNTHSC’s second Little Free Library opens a new chapterBy Cari Hyden Looking for a good book to read? Have you just finished a riveting volume that you’d like to share with others? UNTHSC just opened its second Little Free Library. It’s in the Lewis Library lobby, near the Java Lab. There you can feel free to pick up a book to read. Then next Read More »

May 20, 2019

Bike Fc
Cycling to work is healthier — but is it also faster?By Alex Branch   Would a bicycle get you to work faster? Maybe you’ve pondered that question in your car during a slow, congested morning commute. Two UNT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy professors will answer the question — albeit quite unscientifically — Friday on Fort Worth Bike to Work Day. At 7:30 a.m. Read More »

May 15, 2019

Anthony Fc
‘Missing in North Texas’ event helps families find closureBy Alex Branch  Gene and Helga Lukacsy will never forget the worry and sleepless nights after their son went missing in October 2016.   Anthony Lukacsy, 46, faced his share of life struggles and was homeless. But he always periodically checked in with family, even if just to ask for a little extra cash.  3rd Annual Read More »

May 14, 2019

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What to do if you suspect your child has measlesMeasles cases in the U.S. now exceed the highest number on record in a single year since the disease was eliminated in 2000. There have been 673 measles cases of the vaccine-preventable illness reported in 22 states this year, including Texas, according to a preliminary tally of state and local health department data reported this weekby The Read More »

Apr 26, 2019

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Helping enhance families’ health awareness at African American Health ExpoBy Rebecca Najera and Betsy Friauf UNTHSC’s mission to create healthier communities means we’re here to help families improve their health awareness. One way we do this every year is providing health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, and other services, at the African American Health Expo. This year’s event will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Read More »

Apr 25, 2019

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Bob Ferguson honored with UNTHSC 2019 Vision AwardBy Alex Branch   UNT Health Science Center has awarded Bob Ferguson its Vision Award, the university’s highest community service recognition for his tireless efforts to raise UNTHSC’s stature in the community. Ferguson, a Fort Worth businessman, has volunteered his time and innovative strategic thinking since he joined the UNTHSC Foundation Board in 2009. “For Read More »

Apr 25, 2019

Crawfish Fc
Public Health student to perform at Crawfish BoilBy Alex Branch   Organizers of the 6thAnnual Alumni and Friends Crawfish Boil didn’t have to look far to find musical talent for the on-campus event. Esther Annan, a 1st -year PhD candidate in the School of Public Health, will perform April 26 under her stage name Kukuletta. Students may recognize Annan from the UNT Read More »

Apr 3, 2019

Art Fc
Young artists exhibit their work in Atrium Gallery this springBy Rebecca Najera High school juniors and seniors have the chance to show off their artistic skills at the UNT Health Science Center when the annual High School Art Show opens in the Atrium Gallery April 5. Brock ISD art teacher Sue Brunner has been submitting her students’ work to the art show for years. Read More »

Mar 20, 2019